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Mychael Barratt: Reasons to be Cheerful

17 June to 29 July 2023

Mychael Barratt: Reasons to be Cheerful

Mychael Barratt's works are rich in detail and humour and depict visual narratives, often confidently pilfering famous characters from art history.

His popular range of works featuring famous artists thought history and their pets, cleverly re-created in the original artist's style, allows the work to register with viewers and adds a humorous sense of déjá vu.

Maps have also become increasingly prevalent in Mychael's work showing events from famous historical dates and themes showing his love of London and art history.

Mychael is a printmaker and painter born in Toronto, Canada and has been living and working in the UK since 1984. Mychael studied at Central St. Martin's School of Art in London and since graduating he became a Fellow and then President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

On display with Mychael's artworks, we also have ceramic and felt animals by Joanne Osborne and Naomi Beevers, two makers known for their fantastic portray of animals with a great personality.

Mychael Barratt

Banksey's Dog - Shredded (fr )


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Mychael Barratt

Mychael Barratt was born in Canada but after arriving 20 years ago he now thinks of himself as a Londoner. He has the immigrant's zeal for his adopted home and includes local settings that have a personal resonance in much of his work.

He is a narrative artist and anecdotal incidents from his day-to-day life, which he gathers like a magpie, are at the heart of his paintings and prints. Mychael's etchings are magical, clever and skilfully executed, depicting everyday circumstances with a twist, and intelligent imitations on the old masters famous works.Mychael Barratt studied art at the Symposium School of Art, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada. He worked for many years as a freelance illustrator then studied etching at Central St Martins School of Art and became a full-time printmaker. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and internationally.

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